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Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gadget Seeks FDA Approval for Human Trials

Elon Musk and his team presented the Neuralink technology's technical details during a presentation in the US

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

UNITED STATES: Elon Musk stated on Thursday that his brain-computer Neuralink gadget’s test on humans will begin in around six months.

Neuralink is a device that aims to create a fully implantable, cosmetically invisible brain-computer interface to let you control a computer or mobile device anywhere you go.

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Neuralink has filed to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the majority of the paperwork required for a human clinical trial.

The new Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, stated after speaking at a business event, “We are now convinced that the Neuralink device is ready for people, so timing is a function of working through the FDA-approval process.”

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Musk and his team presented the Neuralink technology’s technical details during a presentation in the US. Small and flexible “threads” that can be placed into the brain are part of the Neuralink devices.

For lack of a better comparison, Musk continued, “It’s like putting a smartwatch in place of a chunk of your skull.” He claimed that as time passes, the device might be updated.

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“I’m fairly sure you wouldn’t want an iPhone 1 in your mind if an iPhone 14 was available,” Musk said to the gathering.

According to the head of Tesla, the Neuralink device, which monitors and modulates brain activity, may aid people in fighting disorders like obesity.

Records submitted to the Agriculture Department indicate that Neuralink tested the device on sheep, pigs, and primates.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink shared a clip showcasing a monkey playing pinball

Neuralink once published a video showing a monkey playing pinball without a joystick. The business asserted that the monkey could play the game simply by imagining how to do so.

The primary goal of the research is to establish a direct link between the brain and a computer so that humans may outwit artificial intelligence.

To do this, threads will be sewn to an implanted brain chip using a technology that resembles a sewing machine.

In February, Neuralink disclosed that the monkeys had passed away at the University of California, Davis Primate Center, while being tested for Neuralink’s BCI prototype implants.

The Musk-led business was accused of animal abuse around the same period. Musk, though, categorically refuted the accusations.

Also Read: Tesla under Criminal Investigation in the US for False Self-driving Claims

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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